Be Recognized for Excellence!

Be Recognized for Excellence!

Excellence Canada recognizes your committment to organizational excellence through two important, comprehensive programs for certification, and the Canada Awards for Excellence.

Excellence Canada will recognize your substantial achievements along each milestone of your Excellence journey (see Improving Performance).

Recognition is available at the organization level, as well as for individuals.



Excellence Canada offers two important, comprehensive programs for certification in organizational excellence: one for organizations, and one for individuals. Together, they address the most pressing needs of companies throughout Canada to improve performance, achieve growth targets and stay consistent with corporate objectives.

The Progressive Excellence Program® is a four-level implementation program for organizational excellence leading to the Canada Awards for Excellence (CAE).
Excellence Canada also offers a certification program for professionals who wish to be recognized for their expertise in Quality and a Healthy Workplace®. Learn more about achieving the Certified Excellence Professional® designation.


Since 1984, the Canada Awards for Excellence (CAE) have been presented annually to private, public, and not-for-profit organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Quality and a Healthy Workplace®. Through their achievement and results, these organizations have made a significant contribution to the quality of life of Canadians.

The Governor General of Canada is the Patron of the Canada Awards for Excellence, making this the most prestigious awards program in Canada.